Hotel Happenings You’ll Want to Check Out during New York Fashion Week

You’ll need an invitation to get into the more than 130 shows by the likes of Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Fenty Puma by Rihanna that comprise New York Fashion Week, aka NYFW, unfurling September 7 through 15. The parties, too.

But not every NYFW event is roped off with velvet. You may need to RSVP, but these happenings at New York hotels are open to all. Read more

Interviewing Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons When It Was a Lot Easier to Talk With Her

The designer wore black.

A break today from the world of hotels.

As anyone with a tangential interest in fashion knows, freelance writer Jacques Hyzagi’s acid-dipped takedown of glossy magazines — and Elle magazine in particular — in The Observer last week was a viral must-read. Its publication just prior to April 1 added to the intrigue. Was it for real? Was he? (His name looks like an anagram.)

Yes, and yes, although it seems he once worked for Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, but never mind. Read more

Five NYC Hotels Where You Can Got Gorgeous — For Free — During New York Fashion Week 2016

The glamour starts in the Hotel Belleclaire lobby.

What can you do to observe this year’s Arctic-tinged New York Fashion Week, aka #NYFW2016,  besides bundling up in your chicest overcoat?

Once again Triumph Hotels is offering beauty pop-ups at their family of increasingly stylish properties all over town. Get free manicures and make-up touch-ups courtesy of PRIV, suppliers of on-demand make-up and beauty services, at a different hotel each day. Read more

Manhattan Hotels That Rock The Runway During New York Fashion Week Spring 2016

Sure it helps, but you don’t need to see a fashion show to indulge in New York Fashion Week, aka #NYFW. Between September 9 and 17, these Manhattan hotels are rolling out the runway. Read more

Want to Stage a Fashion Show During New York Fashion Week? Check Into a Hotel

For two hours late Monday afternoon the ballroom at the Pierre Hotel was transformed into Versailles, or Versailles as dreamed up by designer Stacey Benedet for her alice + olivia Spring 2015 collection.

Models flaunting Benedet’s flirty dresses — Halston-esque halter necklines, chiffon accordion pleats — stood grouped in themed tableaux. Carpets of faux grass — miniature golf, anyone? — blanketed the real carpeting to create a garden room where the Pierre’s fanciful frescoes of Versailles backdropped the models. Read more

Serving Up An Edible — and Visual — Taste of Fashion Week at The Pierre

For a certain kind of hotel — stylish, luxury-minded, not too obsessed with the NFL — New York Fashion Week is a biannual opportunity. The timing is ideal — end of summer for the Spring Collections, the dead of February for Winter offerings. What better moment to entice newcomers and remind locals and former guests that yes, we’re here?

Enter The Pierre’s fashion pop up in the Two E bar, a glamorous, windowless black and white lounge tucked discreetly  off the lobby. Read more

Hotels That Want You To Look Good During New York Fashion Week

Fashion Week 2014 roars into town September 3 through 11, and if week is a misnomer, fashion isn’t. Hotels by definition are big league Fashion Week participants – the well-dressed hoards have to stay somewhere. But promoting good looks for guests – and drop-ins – tops the FW agenda at several hotels. Read more

What’s Doing at NYC Hotels During Fashion Week New York 2014?

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is back. In other words, dancers from New York City Ballet aren’t the only sylphs swanning around Lincoln Center between February 6 and 13.

Small surprise nearby hotels have once again leapt into action, even though many of this winter’s shows have strayed from the Lincoln Center mother ship. (Sixty-nine designers are still showing in “the tents.”) Here’s what’s doing within walking distance – or a short cab ride – from the main event. Read more

How The Pierre Hotel Plunged Deep into Fashion Week — And Yes, Those Are Mannequins in the Bar

Dresses in the Two E Bar/Lounge by (from left) Angela Gao, Wen Shi, Laura Siegel and Samantha Sleeper.

Dresses in the Two E Bar/Lounge by (from left) Angela Gao, Wen Shi, Laura Siegel and Samantha Sleeper.

New York hotels love Spring Fashion Week, unspooling in the dead of winter, for obvious reasons – full rooms, bustling bars, parties in the ballrooms and a sprinkling of glamour. What better way to perk up a slow season? Read more

Grabbing a Fashion Week Drink (or Lunch) Near the Lincoln CenterTents

Fashions inside.

Once again New York Fashion Week breezes in, and suddenly Manhattan’s Upper West Side is uncharacteristically chic – at least until September 13. Read more